March 8th marks international women’s day. A day for us to celebrate women’s achievements, raise awareness against bias and take action for equality. As this year’s theme is #BalanceforBetter, we wanted to celebrate just some of the many inspirational women we have working here at PayStream by asking them 4 simple questions…
On 5th March the consultation document was released for the private sector. The consultation was largely as expected although HMRC clearly wants to place even more responsibility and liability on the supply chain than in the public sector.
We are delighted to announce that PayStream have been confirmed as an FCSA accredited member. This prestigious accreditation supports our company ethos of delivering outstanding compliance and service and covers all three of our service offerings: umbrella, accountancy and CIS.
In April 2017, there were major changes to how IR35 is operated in the public sector. Historically, the contractor supplying his company’s services to a client was responsible for determining whether IR35 applied to the assignment. However, from April 2017, this responsibility shifted to the client, with the agency (as the fee payer) becoming responsible for deducting tax from payments to the PSC if IR35 applied.
From providing networking opportunities to assist you in making new contacts, to potentially securing more work for you in the future, there are many ways in which social media can be a valuable tool for contractors.
Over the coming year you will be seeing lots of updates from different service providers and industry professionals giving their advice regarding the reforms to off-payroll working in the private sector which are due to be introduced in April 2020. That’s why over the coming year, we will be publishing updates in our newsletters and on the PayStream website on how the recruitment industry is preparing for these changes.
It is estimated that over 269 billion emails are sent worldwide everyday – that’s quite a statistic and it may feel on occasion like most of them are ending up in your inbox! As more and more of us are set to work remotely this is only likely to increase.
This week marked Blue Monday, what some folks like to call the most depressing day of the year. To help shake the January Blues, we asked our contractors on Facebook and Twitter what their most motivational songs are and they answered in their hundreds! We've added some of their most popular choices to our Spotify Playlist.